We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedrale Saint-Francois-De-Sales

6 rue de la Metropole, 73000 Chambery, France
+33 4 79 33 25 00
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good51%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trompe l'oeil” (4 reviews)
“italian style” (2 reviews)
“turin shroud” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
6 rue de la Metropole, 73000 Chambery, France
CONTACT
Website
+33 4 79 33 25 00
Write a ReviewReviews (163)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"trompe l'oeil"
in 4 reviews
"italian style"
in 2 reviews
"turin shroud"
in 2 reviews
"decoration"
in 2 reviews
"europe"
in 3 reviews
"cathedral"
in 8 reviews
"exhibition"
in 3 reviews
"paintings"
in 4 reviews
"ceiling"
in 3 reviews
"french"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2017

The cathedral has an interesting interior, with colourful stained-glass and very expertly-done trompe-l'œil painted 'carved stonework' on the ceilings. It used to be the home of the Turin shroud, and they have an exhibition about it (in French), and a full-sized photographic replica behind the...More

Thank FrancheComptoise
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The highlight of this splendid cathedral is the unbelievable quantity of excellent 'trompe d'oeil'. This is an Italian style of painting that mimics 3D stone carving. Apparently it was hated by the French when originally introduced into French interiors. This cathedral is reputed to contain...More

1  Thank BroLucius
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Although not so easy to find in he old city, the cathedral is worth seeing with its stained glass panels and sculptures.

Thank cesar002
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This church has a lot of history, and it is truly beautiful. It is certainly worth a visit and most importantly - it is located very central.

Thank Patricia K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I have visited this cathedral once with a guide and since then I take other people there when visiting Chambery. The Trompe L'oeil paintings are astonishing: unless somebody points it out to you, you won't realize that those are paintings.

Thank fbernaerts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Although this is a rather small cathedral we love this place and already visited it several times. The "trompe l'œil " Italian style decoration is unique . You will be surprised, it takes a while before your brain understands!

Thank Alexandre V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A very calming place with gentle music playing on the day we visited. Look up and prepare to be amazed by the trompe l'oeil!

Thank moot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The decor and architecture of this cathedrale is really nice. you can go in whenever you want it, night and day. the place is a little bit dark i remember but big enough. Cheers

Thank Kenza K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The trompe l'oeuil was quite unexpected and impressive. As it was a stopover on the way to Turin we were very interested to learn of the shroud's stay here and in fact there was far more information that we saw in the Turin Cathedral in...More

Thank Tiff N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small church in Chambery. The façade is very average and simple. It was one of the first things I visited there and hopufully the other things were better.

Thank sergivall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Chambery
Hotel des Princes
749 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel Restaurant Savoyard
3 reviews
.19 km away
Theatre Hotel
42 reviews
.20 km away
Petit Hotel Confidentiel
594 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ernest Patisserie & Cafe
126 reviews
.07 km away
Piadina DI Casa
133 reviews
.06 km away
Au Fidele Berger
81 reviews
.10 km away
Cafe de la Place
87 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cedric Pernot
144 reviews
.11 km away
Ville Ancienne
364 reviews
.06 km away
La Fontaine des Elephants (Fountain of Elephants)
584 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cathedrale Saint-Francois-De-Sales staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit